Legal and Illegal Interview Questons

Legal and Illegal Interview Questons
Use the Library or other Web resources to develop a questionnaire that managers will use when they are interviewing applicants. This document must contain:

The name of the position that the candidates will be interviewing for

  • At least 12 permissible questions that will be asked to all candidates
  • A summary of illegal questions that should never be asked in the recruitment process

Note that the position you are trying to fill is the role of a human resources specialist.

Permissible questions:

  • What makes you qualified for this position?
  • Why do you want to work for this company?
  • Where did you attend college?
  • Have you ever worked in the field before?
  • If so what kind of training were you given that has prepared you for this job?
  • where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • What is the most notable contribution you have made to your current organization?
  • How do you deal with mistake?
  • How do you deal with workplace gossip?
  • How proficient are you in Microsoft applications?
  • Are you authorized to work in the U.S.?
  • How long have you lived here in the U.S.?

Questions not to ask:

  • Are you a US citizen?
  • What is your native tongue?
  • What religion do you practice?
  • What religious holidays do you observe?
  • How old are you?
  • How many years do you have before retirement?
  • Do you have children?
  • Can you get a baby sitter in case of overtime work needed?
  • We have always had a man in this position, how do you think you will compare?
  • Do you smoke or drink?
  • Have you ever been convicted?